David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Paying tribute to service men and women in Jackson

March 2, 2020

  Commemorating service men and women from the Jackson community will become a reality with $800, secured through the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants, to install an honour board, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today.

“In recognition of service men and women who were in wars, conflicts and peace operations post-World War I, an honour board will be installed at the Jackson Hall,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Many service men and women came from rural communities and this honour board further promote an appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served played in shaping our nation,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The QWCWA branch has shown real initiative for the installation of this honour board because we’ll be informed and reminded about local service men and women from Jackson who’ve made great sacrifices for our nation.

“The latest round of grants ensures the delivery of meaningful projects in local communities to commemorate Australia’s role in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and reflects our gratitude to service men and women.

“We will continue to support the work of organisations that preserve our local history for future generations and it’s fitting that this honour board finds its home at the Jackson Hall.”

The Maranoa electorate was the recipient of $9189 in the latest Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service Programme.